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Coldplay are an English alternative rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at UniversityCollege London. After forming Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. WillChampion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is oftenconsidered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safetyin 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room i ...read more

Coldplay are an English alternative rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at UniversityCollege London. After forming Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. WillChampion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is oftenconsidered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves "Coldplay" in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safetyin 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, aftersigning to Parlophone.

They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single "Yellow" in 2000, followed by their debut album released in the same year,Parachutes, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002), was released tofavourable reviews and won multiple awards, including NME's Album of the Year, and has been widely considered the best of the Nelson-produced Coldplay albums. Their next release, X&Y, the best-selling album worldwide in 2005, was initially met with mixed reviews upon itsrelease. However, the band's fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and releasedagain to largely favourable reviews, earning several Grammy nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards. In August 2011, theyannounced that a fifth studio album, titled Mylo Xyloto, would be released on October 24, 2011.

The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including six Brit Awards — winning Best British Group three times,four MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Grammy Awards from twenty nominations. As one of the world's best. selling music artists,Coldplay have sold over 50 million records worldwide.

Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam's Make Trade Fair campaign and AmnestyInternational. The group have also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now: AGlobal Benefit for Earthquake Relief, and the Teenage Cancer Trust. « hide

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LPs
Ghost Stories
2014

3.1
309 Votes
Mylo Xyloto
2011

3
960 Votes
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
2008

3.6
2,047 Votes
X & Y
2005

3.1
1,789 Votes
A Rush of Blood to the Head
2002

3.7
1,994 Votes
Parachutes
2000

3.7
1,713 Votes
EPs
A Sky Full of Stars
2014

1.3
3 Votes
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall
2011

2.8
96 Votes
Prospekt's March
2008

3.6
278 Votes
Trouble - Norwegian Live EP
2001

2.9
16 Votes
The Blue Room
1999

3.9
62 Votes
Brothers & Sisters
1999

3.5
56 Votes
Safety
1998

3.5
21 Votes
Live Albums
Live 2012
11/13/2012

3.7
13 Votes
LeftRightLeftRightLeft
2009

3.6
111 Votes
Live 2003
2003

3.7
119 Votes

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